Faculty Profiles

Howard Winant
Ph.D 1980, UC Santa Cruz
Research Interests

Howard Winant is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is also affiliated with the Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, and Asian American Studies departments.  He founded and directed the University of California Center for New Racial Studies. Winant's research and writing focuses on racial theory and social theory, and the comparative historical sociology, political sociology, and cultural sociology of race, both in the US and globally. He is the author of The New Politics of Race: Globalism, Difference, Justice (UMinnPress, 2004); The World Is a Ghetto: Race and Democracy Since World War II (Basic, 2001), Racial Conditions: Politics, Theory, Comparisons (UMinnPress, 1994); Racial Formation in the United States: From the 1960s to the 1990s (co-authored with Michael Omi - Routledge, 2015, 1994, and 1986); and Stalemate: Political Economic Origins of Supply-Side Policy (Praeger, 1988). He is the co-editor (with Paola Bacchetta and Sunaina Maira) of Global Raciality: Empire, Postcoloniality, DeColoniality (Routledge 2019).

Teaching Areas

Sociology of Race and Racism

Race/Class/Gender Intersectionality

Political Sociology

Comparative Historical Sociology

Social Theory

Contact Information

Social Sciences and Media Studies Bldg 3308
office hours
Wed 1000am-1200pm, via Zoom (W2021)
Course Enrollment/Crash Policy

If you can't get in using GOLD, sign on to the waiting list. Enrollment in upper-division undergraduate classes is restricted to Sociology majors for the first and second passes on GOLD. It opens on the third pass. This is a department policy that is designed to allow majors to get the classes they need to graduate on time.